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Addiction LXXIX

Old 08-11-20, 04:54 PM
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha View Post
None here that I know of, fortunately.
Nor here, but I do look down and see scorpions crossing the MUP. So there's that.
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None here that I know of, fortunately.
I thread my cable through my helmet when I lock my bike. When I left the office this afternoon I noticed one in my helmet as I was about to put it on. They are everywhere in places.
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha View Post
None here that I know of, fortunately.
Next summer should be interesting with generation x cicadas hatching.
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Old 08-11-20, 05:23 PM
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We haven’t heard from Heathpack a while, did we? I hope she’s ok.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Seems like it's either no clouds or raining/threatening to rain.

Why can't there be partly cloudy?
Thunder storms rolled through around supper time.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
Nor here, but I do look down and see scorpions crossing the MUP. So there's that.
A postdoc of mine and his wife both got faculty jobs at UT and are moving down this Fall. He’s a big MUPster. I’ll be sure to tell them!
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Originally Posted by kissTheApex View Post
Next summer should be interesting with generation x cicadas hatching.
Yes. Hope daughter will bring her Icelandic man over for the height of it, but she might be spooked. She was, like, 12 last time.
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Originally Posted by kissTheApex View Post
We haven’t heard from Heathpack a while, did we? I hope she’s ok.
Strava suggests she’s up and about and taking nourishment.
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Originally Posted by kissTheApex View Post
Next summer should be interesting with generation x cicadas hatching.
I remember an X-year in PA. Zillions of them, black bodies and red eyes. They were all over the Battlefield at Gettysburg.
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
Thunder storms rolled through around supper time.
Yeah, that sounds like August in the Northeast.
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We haven’t heard from Heathpack a while, did we? I hope she’s ok.
We all need a break from BF sometimes.
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So I'm in the kitchen, busy but feeling good about preparing a healthy meal for the family: I've got some veggies roasting in the oven, I'm chopping more veg that'll be eaten raw, quinoa is simmering, grill is preheating for the chicken (S&P, natch), etc. etc. Little Girl walks in, surveys the work, looks at me and says, "Dad - I'm not going to eat that."


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Yes. Hope daughter will bring her Icelandic man over for the height of it, but she might be spooked. She was, like, 12 last time.
My wife has started shivering when I told her next summer is the “cicada summer”. She can’t stand them.
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So I'm in the kitchen, busy but feeling good about preparing a healthy meal for the family: I've got some veggies roasting in the oven, I'm chopping more veg that'll be eaten raw, quinoa is simmering, grill is preheating for the chicken (S&P, natch), etc. etc. Little Girl walks in, surveys the work, looks at me and says, "Dad - I'm not going to eat that."


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Old 08-11-20, 06:13 PM
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What would be the recommended glue for mending a separating crabon sole?

My lake mtb shoe soles are starting to separate at the heel. I’ve written Lake to find out what they’d recommend but without any response from them, I’m thinking this weekend I should repair them as I only wear them for commuting.
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Old 08-11-20, 06:16 PM
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My wife has started shivering when I told her next summer is the “cicada summer”. She can’t stand them.
A cicada landed on one of the kid's sandals last week during our two-family picnic. Everyone was freaked out and didn't want to go near it so, naturally, I picked up the sandal and chased the kids round with it while the screeched like mad.
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Actually, the chicken was the only thing she ate and she ate a good amount of it - she goes in our column.
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Actually, the chicken was the only thing she ate and she ate a good amount of it - she goes in our column.
I blame poor upbringing. Kids these days.
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I blame poor upbringing. Kids these days.
She used to be a pretty adventurous eater, willing to try anything, but she's swung the other way, recently. The boy went through similar phases.
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Old 08-11-20, 06:28 PM
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What would be the recommended glue for mending a separating crabon sole?

My lake mtb shoe soles are starting to separate at the heel. I’ve written Lake to find out what they’d recommend but without any response from them, I’m thinking this weekend I should repair them as I only wear them for commuting.
You could take them to a shoe repair person. A friend is hard on cycling shoes and does that. He even has rubber heels put on to make walking easier.
Or you could get Shoe Goo.
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Oh?
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She used to be a pretty adventurous eater, willing to try anything, but she's swung the other way, recently. The boy went through similar phases.
Interesting. I'm more adventurous than I used to be, but there are a lot of things I'd miss more than trying new food.
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A cicada landed on one of the kid's sandals last week during our two-family picnic. Everyone was freaked out and didn't want to go near it so, naturally, I picked up the sandal and chased the kids round with it while the screeched like mad.
Naturally
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Two of my last three bike rides have caught me out in the rain. Today's was only returning from the bank and the greengrocer. I got soaked nonetheless.
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Old 08-11-20, 06:51 PM
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In an effort to speed the flexibility, I broke down and applied some diclofenaco gel a few minutes ago. I actually feel it in there! And the finger tip is not quite as numb as it was. Would the doctors in the house recommend this over prednisolone, or vise versa?
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